Igor Butman: “Jazz can be compared only with jazz”
Igor Butman told the Kultura.RF portal about what kind of music he was listening to, what “Russian jazz” is and what foreign musicians can learn from us. - Igor Mikhailovich,…

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The stars of our age: women musicians
Veronika Dudarova, Sofia Gubaidulina, Elena Obraztsova - names known not only in Russia, but also abroad. We remember the great women musicians of the twentieth century. Veronika Dudarova was born…


Yuri Rozum: “Performing is always a dialogue between a musician and a hall”
Pianist, People's Artist of Russia, Professor and Teacher of the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music and the A.G. Schnittke told Kultura.RF portal that it’s a “dog business” in music, why…

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The composer of the century called Alexander Pakhmutova Lev Leschenko. We think that not only people of the Soviet generation will agree with this, but also those who over the…

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Alexey Rybnikov: “We will see revival in music”

The head of the Union of Composers of Russia, Alexei Rybnikov, told the portal Kultura.RF, what distinguishes the work of a musician in film and theater, how they will support talented graduates and why the melodies reflect what is happening in the world.

– Alexey Lvovich, in May of this year you became the head of the Union of Composers of Russia. How did this happen?

– The fact that in the Union of Composers came some anarchy, I knew long before the election. Continue reading

Where in Russia to listen to the body

The sound recording company “Melody” presented a new album of organ music – the collected works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The publication includes three important areas of creativity of the composer: the genres of toccata, sonatas and concert. The talented organist Konstantin Volostnov performed the works of Bach. He told the portal “Kultura.RF” how in our time it is possible to reproduce the sound of ancient organs almost for certain, and in which cities of Russia are the best organs of the country. Continue reading

The most famous Russian operas abroad

Rare theater today does without the Russian repertoire: classical operas by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky and Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich are staged. Portal “Kultura.RF” studied posters of different years in search of domestic works, loved in the West – from the XIX century to the present day. Continue reading

“The most difficult thing is to earn the trust of musicians”

Peter Gladysh
– What qualities should a conductor have?

– As a cellist, I worked in different orchestras with many conductors of different levels, different ages and nationalities. But there was one conductor’s quality, which always immediately attracted herself. With its manifestation, one always wanted to meet, to give one hundred percent. This quality is solidarity. Continue reading

Vladimir Spivakov: “In music there is everything that is in space”

The chief conductor and artistic director of the State Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosos”, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia Vladimir Spivakov told Kultura.RF portal about how to succeed the beginner violinist, how different is the musical audience in Russia and abroad and what discoveries happened on II International Violin Competition in Ufa. Continue reading

“It turns out that listening to the orchestra is interesting!”
The head of the creative planning department of the Tyumen Philharmonic Svetlana Chueva won the A.V. Lunacharsky in the nomination "Worker of a concert organization." The award is annually awarded…


In the late 1950s, when the popular passion for poetry was experiencing a new surge, a fragile figure of a powerful poet Bella Akhmadulina appeared on the literary horizon. She…